This series chronicles the adventures--in the air and on the ground--of the men of the 918th Bombardment Group of the U.S. Eighth Air Force. First commanded by irascible General Frank ... See full summary »
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »
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 Maj. Harvey Stovall / ... (61 episodes, 1964-1967)
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 Col. Joe Gallagher / ... (48 episodes, 1964-1967)
Chris Robinson ...
 Sgt. Sandy Komansky / ... (47 episodes, 1965-1967)
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 General Frank Savage / ... (32 episodes, 1964-1965)
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 Doc Kaiser / ... (27 episodes, 1964-1967)
Robert Dornan ...
 Capt. Bob Fowler / ... (25 episodes, 1965-1967)
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This series chronicles the adventures--in the air and on the ground--of the men of the 918th Bombardment Group of the U.S. Eighth Air Force. First commanded by irascible General Frank Savage--and later by Colonel Joe Gallagher, the son of a Pentagon General--the Group is stationed in England, and flies long-range bombing missions into German-held Europe. Written by Marg Baskin <marg@asd.raytheon.ca>

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18 September 1964 (USA)  »

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Almas en la hoguera  »

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(78 episodes)

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

While trying to get sponsors for this series the producers approached the Volkswagen executives and showed them the pilot show which featured actual bombing footage from the war. During the film one of the executives recognized the plant that was being bombed as the VW plant which had made cars for the German army at the time. He commented, "There goes our plant", and the executives then and there decided not to sponsor the show. See more »

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Throughout the series, actors regularly smoked king-sized filter cigarettes, which didn't exist in WWII. See more »

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Follows Twelve O'Clock High (1949) See more »

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First time for me, it gets better by the episode !!
8 January 2003 | by (Thornhill, Ontario) – See all my reviews

I had never heard of this series, yes I had seen the movie, it was terrific, now my husband and I are really enjoying this Series. No one could play the part of Frank Savage, like Robert Lansing does. He has all the Human Passion, that a man in his position requires. I am in awe at how he always gives a man the benifit of the Doubt, the men want to be what he wants them to be, and do what is expected of them.

A very well done Series as far as I have seen. It is one that I want on video, as it shows us how fear must have engulfed the men in the air force. Little do we know how their necks would have been raw from turning their heads constantly, searching for the enemy, a heartwarming series, that make us say "Thank You" to all the men and women in World War11, whether on the ground or in the air, or in the boats on the ocean.

Thanks to everyone of you, we have freedom, let us be Thankful.

A First Time Viewer Joy


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